Associations to the word «Rattling»


RATTLING, adjective. Lively, quick (speech, pace).
RATTLING, adjective. (intensifier) good, fine.
RATTLING, noun. Rattle (a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another)
RATTLING, noun. (nautical) Alternative form of ratline
RATTLING, verb. Present participle of rattle

Dictionary definition

RATTLING, noun. A rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle".
RATTLING, adverb. Used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn".
RATTLING, adjective. Extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement".
RATTLING, adjective. Quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca